Silk Road Attractions Silk Road Tour: Lanzhou Introduction:
  Silk Road Tour Routes
  Silk Road Hotel
  Silk Road Map
  Silk Road Tour Tips
  Silk Road Tour Photo
  Silk Road Profile
  China Tour Resource
  Lanzhou Introduction

Situated on the upper shore of the Yellow River, Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province, the transportation center as well as the Silk Road Tourism Ring.

Area of Lanzhou
As one of the largest cities in the northeast, this city covers an area of about 16,000 square kilometers.

Lanzhou History
Once called “Gold City”, it has a history of more than 2,000 years. In the ancient time, Lanzhou used to play a vital role on the well-known Silk Road. This city became a major spot for Buddhist learning during the period from the 5th to the 11th century and got the present name in 1656 during the Qing Dynasty. When Gansu became an independent province in 1666, Lanzhou became its capital.

Climate and Weather
Belonging to the temperate zone, this city enjoys a semi-dry climate. Moreover, there’s a drastic difference in temperature between the daytime and night.








Population of Lanzhou
Besides, it owns a population of about 3.14 million.

Moreover, Lanzhou is multi-national city with Han, Hui, Tibetan, Uigur, Sala and others populated here.

Top Attractions of Lanzhou
As an ancient city, it’s blessed with numerous prime scenic spots, among which, the Five Springs Mountain Park and White Pagoda Park are famous for their picturesque landscape and unique architecture. The scenery along the Yellow River should not be neglected as well. You must be impressed by walking along the Zhongshan Bridge. If you want to experience something more exciting, the Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves must be your best choice. In addition, you should have a visit in Gansu Provincial Museum if you have the interest in the local history.

Best Travel Season to Lanzhou
As for the best time to have a tour here, it’s acceptable to visit Lanzhou all the year round due to the mild climate. However, the period from March to September is the prime time.

Lanzhou Transportation
Lanzhou as a hub for rail, highway and air owns Lanzhou Airport as the main airport. The railroad is linked to Beijing, Shanghai, Urumchi and Baotou and the highway connects the nearby provinces. In addition, the bus system serves the local and provincial regions. Therefore, you do not need to worry about the transportation.

Food and Drink
Lanzhou is famous for Lanzhou beef noodles and the noodles are hand-made. The broth is usually hot and spicy.

Founded in 1909, Lanzhou University is located here. Besides, the Northwest Normal University has been listed as the key provincial university. There’re also many other universities such as National Minorities Institute.

Lanzhou Airport is in the north of Lanzhou and 75km from the city center with daily flights to and from more than 20 cities in China.

Train Station
The Lanzhou Railway Station is in the south of the downtown area.

Useful Telephone Numbers of Lanzhou
Some useful telephone numbers are listed as follows:
The booking office in Lanzhou Railway Station: 0931-8968480
The Inquiry desk in Lanzhou Railway Station: 0931-4922222




Silk Road Tour | Silk Road Attractions | link to us | Home Page
copyright @ Silk Road tour,attractions photo and related information are presented on this website.